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President Joe Biden Announces New Actions to Deliver Masks to Communities Hit Hard by the Pandemic

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – As part of his National Strategy to defeat COVID-19 Coronavirus, President Joe Biden announced a new effort to make masks more easily available to communities hard hit by the pandemic.

The Administration will deliver more than 25 million masks to over 1,300 Community Health Centers across the country as well as 60,000 food pantries and soup kitchens, reaching some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Calls on VA Secretary to Conduct Inter-Agency Collaboration to Provide Care for K2 Veterans

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) along with U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) urged Secretary Denis McDonough to work with Congress, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to find solutions for veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during their service.

During the 116th Congress, key provisions from Sen. Blackburn’s K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 and Senator Sullivan’s legislation, the K2 Veterans Advocacy Act, were signed into law to collect more research regarding the long-term health of servicemembers who were stationed at Camp Stronghold Freedom at Karshi-Khanabad Airbase (K2) in Uzbekistan.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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New vaccine site allows online signup for Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Phase 1c beneficiaries

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) officials launched a new approach on February 19th for BACH primary care beneficiaries and other eligible individuals to sign up for COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccines. Now Fort Campbell eligible population can register online, allowing them to schedule their own appointment.

The hospital is currently signing up enrolled beneficiaries in phase 1c of the Department of Defense Population Schema.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine

COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine

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President Joe Biden announces New Actions to Expand, Improve COVID-19 Testing

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – As part of his National Strategy for the COVID-19 Cornavirus Response and Pandemic Preparedness, President Biden has announced a series of new actions to expand COVID-19 Coronavirus testing, improve the availability of tests, and better prepare for the threat of variants.

As the Administration is working around the clock to vaccinate the population, we need to continue to do what we know works to protect public health: universal masking, physical distancing, and robust testing. These down payments will serve as a bridge to comprehensive testing investments in the American Rescue Plan.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital vaccinates healthcare workers, first responders on Fort Campbell

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) nurses and medics begin administering Fort Campbell’s first shipment of COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine to frontline military and civilian healthcare workers after receiving the vaccine.

BACH now joins other Defense Health Agency military treatment facilities that have received the vaccine, marking the start of a phased-in vaccination program to mitigate the spread of the virus.

In a cautiously synchronized operation, Pharmacy Supply Supervisor Jennifer Clark races against the clock to transfer Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s initial shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine from container to freezer. The hospital began inoculating healthcare workers and first responders, marking the start of its phased-in vaccination program to mitigate the spread of the virus. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

In a cautiously synchronized operation, Pharmacy Supply Supervisor Jennifer Clark races against the clock to transfer Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s initial shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine from container to freezer. The hospital began inoculating healthcare workers and first responders, marking the start of its phased-in vaccination program to mitigate the spread of the virus. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Town Center Pharmacy announces scheduled closing August 15th

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Town Center Pharmacy will be closed Saturday, August 15th, 2020 for automation updates.

The pharmacy is scheduled to reopen and resume normal hours Monday, August 17th from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

During the current pandemic, the Town Center is open for routine services but due to social distancing requirements beneficiaries dropping off new prescriptions should plan their trip in two parts.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

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Marsha Blackburn Includes Mission-Critical Military Priorities in Senate-Passed Defense Bill

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The Senate has passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 with the support of Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Veterans Affairs’ Committees, Senator Blackburn was able to include language to fund mission-critical projects that will directly impact military communities in Tennessee.

Senator Blackburn authored 51 of the provisions included in this bill, which includes $148.08 million for programs vital to Tennessee and to the national defense.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Representatives Mark Green, Stephen Lynch Fight for Karshi-Khanabad (K2) Veterans with NDAA Floor Amendment

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – On Monday, July 13th, 2020,  Representative Mark Green (R-TN) and Representative Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Chairman of the House Oversight National Security Subcommittee, introduced their bipartisan K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act of 2020 as a floor amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 

The bill directs the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to study the hazards that American service members were exposed to while deployed to K2, a former Soviet Air Base in Uzbekistan, and address the health conditions that may have been caused by these exposures.

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Fort Campbell soldier Joseph Allbaugh passes away in Non-Combat Incident in Afghanistan

 

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

1st Lt. Joseph Trent Allbaugh, 24, from Folsom, California, died as the result of a non-combat-related incident, July 12th, 2020, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

Allbaugh was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 108th ADA Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

1st Lt. Joseph Trent Allbaugh

1st Lt. Joseph Trent Allbaugh

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U.S. Representative Mark Green Demands Justice for K2 Veterans in NDAA

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – On Friday, June 26th, 2020, U.S. Representative Mark Green sent a letter to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith urging the Committee to include his bipartisan K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act in the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Green said, “Our Nation sent nearly 7,000 brave men and women to K2 Air Base in Uzbekistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. These troops are now five times more likely to develop cancer than their counterparts who deployed elsewhere.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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